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Bouncing balls, neckties, balloons, and apps, oh my!. Ben Tomczak. Bouncing balls, neckties, balloons, and apps, oh my!. Come ready to learn and share tools and techniques for engaging K-8 students in the music classroom. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


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Bouncing balls, neckties, balloons, and apps, oh my!Ben TomczakBouncing balls, neckties, balloons, and apps, oh my!Come ready to learn and share tools and techniques for engaging K-8 students in the music classroom.Use familiar (or unfamiliar!) tools in non-traditional ways to meet the emerging music curriculum with your students.AgendaGreet and Go!A brief look at curriculumA Teaching Bag of TricksPowerPoint: Note ReadingYour Bag of TricksWeb SitesAppsAgenda (continued)Choral techniques and philosophyBand techniques and philosophyLiturgical music techniques and philosophyProfessional organizationsNCMEA Mini-grantsRecognition opportunitiesParting ThoughtsGreet & GoGreet & GoGreet each other person in the room with the words on your notecard.The greetings pertain to music curriculum and philosophy.Greet & Go introduces or reviews information.Students love the social nature of this activity.Remember to set a stop cue.A brief look at curriculumA brief look at curriculumCommon CoreNot written for music, but contains important concepts of process/product and foundational skill-builidingNCDPI: AE Essential standards and 2012-2013 music curriculumRevised Blooms TaxonomyLooking ahead

A brief look at curriculumRevised Blooms Taxonomy

A brief look at curriculumLooking aheadConsidering the curriculum with Catholic identityCentered in the Person of Jesus ChristContributing to the evangelizing mission of the ChurchDistinguished by excellenceCommitted to educate the whole childSteeped in a Catholic worldviewSustained by Gospel witnessShaped by communion and communityAccessible to all studentsEstablished by the expressed authority of the BishopA Teaching Bag of TricksA Teaching Bag of TricksDavid FregoTennis Balls: downbeat and time signatureNeck ties: Gabriels oboeBalloons: conceptual thinking, rhythmLee GwozdzVocal/Instrumental Toy Box

PowerPoint: Note ReadingPowerPoint: Note ReadingReview note reading via PowerPoints ability to automatically advance slides.Students enjoy the live challenge of decoding notes.Encourage this activity as a game and self-challenge to avoid testing perception.Your Bag of TricksYour Bag of TricksYou are invited to share your ideas and teaching tricks,Or to save them for Session 3.Various demo CDs from WLP, GIA, and Choristers Guild are available the table. I am finished with them, and you may take them with you.Web SitesWeb SitesInteractive sitesMedia sitesInformational sitesA Complete Review of Sites is Available OnlineEach Review includes the grade levels of the sites target audience and a brief description of the what is available.AppsApps: A Quick Review of Useful ToolsMeeGenius (Beethovens Monster)Musical Me!Beatwave/IdleThumbJamGarage BandVisual MetronomeAnalyzer/n-track TunerHarmonizerChoral techniques and philosophyChoral techniques and philosophyTone/Vocal Production, Diction, Technique, Intonation, Interpretation, PresentationSpeech-level singing: Seth RiggsEmphasis of natural voice mechanics for natural voice productionVoice Teacher v. Voice ScientistsPointed praiseOr, affirmation, then critique followed by affirmationSense of impending successChoral techniques and philosophyBlend & balance Exercise: My Country Tis of TheeAlso, phrasingSinging with hands in a VSpikes out: careful with this one!95% Listening, 5% singing90% breath: Russ RobinsonChoral techniques and philosophyUse Quality recordingsStudents hearing an adult male/female voice will emulate an adult male/female soundRepertoireSign up your successful repertoire on a list we can shareHymn FestivalsWe will, we will praise him!Band techniques and philosophyBand techniques and philosophySense of impending successScales: every practiceRhythm reading: every practiceTo blues riffSlideshow: sellabrating it!Newsletter: parents can get the word outSmartmusicBand techniques and philosophy (continued)Tapered Release: Tom JennerEspecially important for the Warm/Fuzzy piecesAvoids stopping the sound with the tongueHow to teach itFermata, then stop on your releaseThen, ask the students to do the same, except GASP on the release. Young bands love this.Then, do the same, except inhale silently on the release.If you are brave, ask the tuba to sustain a hair longer.Band techniques and philosophy (continued)How much should I hear myself? dynamics60/40 blend: a full sound40/60 blend: a softer sound80/20 blend: loud, but never louder than beautify20/80 blendLiturgical music techniques and philosophyLiturgical music techniques and philosophyMusic teachers general, choral, band, and strings often must plan at least one liturgyTraining for this role is essential.NPM and USCCB are strong resourcesLiturgical Music TodayMusic in Catholic WorshipSing to the LordThe three judgmentsLiturgical music techniques and philosophyThe three judgments (not I like this song, so lets use it)MusicalLiturgicalPastoralHelp inform other staff and students; understanding liturgical music is in the curriculumProfessional OrganizationsProfessional OrganizationsNCMEA/NAfME North Carolin Music Educators Association and National Association for Music EducationNPM National Association of Pastoral MusiciansACDA American Choir Directors AssociationTI:ME Technology in Music EducationChoristers GuildNCMEA GrantsNCMEA GrantsYearly deadline March 15Must have NCMEA membership to applyMini-grantProfessional developmentRecognition OpportunitiesRecognition OpportunitiesMaxine Swalin Award: open to all music teachers, administered by NC SymphonyNCMEA Music Educator Award: for music teachers, administered by the statewide music educators associationNCMEA Music Administrator: for administrators especially supportive of the arts, particularly musicRecognition Opportunities (Continued)Youth Concerto: competition open to students, administered by NC SymphonyDeas Concerto: competition open to students from nearby counties, administered by Wilmington Symphony OrchestraNCMEA ScholarshipsParting ThoughtsParting ThoughtsEvery child must be valued as an artist, and every teacher must consider himself a cultivator of genius.-Charles Fowler